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Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue

George James Cholmondeley, 1st Marquess of Cholmondeley (1749-1827), Chamberlain to the Prince of Wales

1772
Painting by Pompeo Batoni, half length in scarlet uniform. Houghton Hall (A. M. Clark, ed. E. P. Bowron, Pompeo Batoni, 1985, no.343, pl.315). A second half length by Batoni was in the Strawberry Hill sale, 22nd day, 19 May 1842, lot 34 (A. M. Clark, ed. E. P. Bowron, Pompeo Batoni, 1985, no.344).

1779-81
Painting by J. S. Copley, The Death of Chatham.

1780
Painting by Joshua Reynolds, whole length in peer’s robes. Private collection (D. Mannings, Sir Joshua Reynolds, I, 2000, no.362). Exhibited RA 1780 (32).

1789
Painting by Joshua Reynolds, half length. Felbrigg Hall (D. Mannings, Sir Joshua Reynolds, I, 2000, no.363). Engraved J. Jones 1790; J. Posselwhite.

c.1813
Drawing by William Lane, Mr Fox and his Friends, see NPG 2076.

1820
Painting by T. C. Thompson, exhibited RA 1820 (383).

1825
Painting by John Simpson, half length, own white hair, wearing Garter badge, exhibited RA 1825 (306). Engraved W. Brett. The head resembles that by William Lane in Mr Fox and his Friends of c.1817, see NPG 2076.

Undated
Painting by G. H. Harlow, elderly, full-faced bust, engraved J. Posselwhite.



This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: John Ingamells, National Portrait Gallery: Mid-Georgian Portraits 1760-1790, National Portrait Gallery, 2004, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.